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Feature: Dana Loffredo

Kimmy’s Garage would like to highlight Dana Loffredo in today’s blog:

During the 2017 racing season, Dana has continued to excel with every race and make a name for herself. Her wins — which include ATCO, MapleGrove, Cecil Independence Day Bash, and Raceway Park — have set her above and beyond the competition. Out of the nine races she has participated in this year, she has already solidified placements in six finals and achieved four incredible wins.

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Dana’s track record has been built upon a stellar 2016 season; including a Raceway Park Points championship, Cecil Independence Day Bash win, and MapleGrove Dutch Classic Wally victory. Dana’s 2016 season tally came out to a triumphant 11 finals and six wins.

These top tiered performances come with dedication, drive, passion, and — of course — a powerful car. Dana’s 1998 FireBird is powered by a big block Chevy with the help of lightning fast stopping power brakes by Aerospace Components. “I love how close I have become with everyone at Aerospace. They are all so nice and truly make you feel like family”, Dana mentioned during her shop tour in Saint Petersburg, Fl. “They welcomed me with open arms. It was an awesome facility to see and I can’t wait to go back and see them again!”.

Dana, you’re always welcome to visit your friends at Aerospace Components. Your partnership is very valuable to us!

Build of the Month: Jeremiah Burgess

This month we are featuring Jeremiah Burgess and his recently upgraded Cobra Mustang!

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Racer: Jeremiah Burgess

2004 Cobra Mustang Coupe 

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  • He recently changed his setup with all new UPR and Aerospace Parts
  • Features: new blower, new intake, wheels, even upgraded trailer from an old equipment trailer that the car barely fit on!
  • 2004 OXFORD white coupe, 80k on body and trans and less than 2k on suspension
  • LESS THAN 500 miles on engine, blower and rest of build
  • Was built to spec for NHRA ON THE NMRA Ford muscle class
  • Accufab short block
  • Custom cam, Brian tooley springs, and 5 angle valve job
  • Bosh 105 LBS injectors
  • On3 coolant cross over delete
  • Mishimoto radiator
  • 2013 GT500 heat exchanger with J2 FLOW Mod, J2 FLOW mod on intercooler, J2 ALTERNATOR
  • Innovative balancer
  • XS power battery in UPR trunk box
  • Battery shut off
  • All innovate motor sport gauges
  • Aerospace Components front and rear brakes
  • All UPR Front rear suspension
  • K-member
  • Strange shocks
  • SRA WITH 35 spline Strange Axle’s and S Trac diff with 355 gears
  • T56 26 spline with quick time bell housing
  • McLeod RXT, McLeod fly wheel
  • UPR drive shaft loop
  • Jacking rails and sub connectors
  • 1320 junkie intake with pmas housing and slot meter
  • VMP GEN 2
  • GT500 throttle body and plenum
  • Nitrous – 3 bottles, heaters
  • AEROSPACE COMPONENTS billet bracket
  • PNR WELDINNG ice tank 1 inch COOLANT lines
  • UPR dual vented catch can
  • Race star 15×3.75 15×10 in grey
  • Race star 92s 17×7 15×10 polished
  • New uninstalled carbon trunk and tons of other carbon parts

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**He hopes to have a Wolfe Race Craft Full 10 Point Cage and Kirkey Seats on the car by the Ohio Race!

“I love my Aerospace brakes! They perform phenomenally and are super lightweight great fit, amazing quality. And also great customer service and friendly! Knowledgeable staff and the owners Al and Kim go above and beyond to help you out.” says Jeremiah

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Jeremiah’s Sponsor List:

  • Hoosier Tire South

  • VMP

  • UPR

  • PRO DYNO

  • Innovate Motorsports

  • XS Power Batteries

  • Mishimoto

  • Race Ramps

  • Aerospace Components Inc

  • ACE Trailers

  • 1320 Junkie Performance

  • Renegade Race Fuels

  • Morgan & Hunt Oil

  • With SLAKK MOTORSPORTS AS HIS TEAM

Parisi Strives for Perfection!

Kimmy’s Garage would like to feature Chris Parisi on today’s blog!

Chris Parisi has been making passes down the local Florida dragstrips since the early 1990’s. His first passes were in a 1984 Mustang GT that he shared with his dad Joe.

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Between 1990 and 2001 he mainly stayed local and only raced events in Florida and Georgia, staying close to his current hometown of Jacksonville, FL. Then he saw the advertisements for the 2002 Fun Ford Weekend series and that they were giving away cars to the champions in a few of the classes – including a new one for Focus drivers. Chris quickly devised a plan to convince his grandmother to let him take her leased Focus out on the road and race it. It took several detailing sessions and a bunch of promises that he would be safe to convince her, and she finally said yes. It was a blast racing her 2000 Focus all around the nation and he won the Norwalk FFW event that season finishing 4th in points! From that year forward, Chris was hooked on travel racing. His dad started traveling with him and over the years we’ve made lifelong friends across the east coast and Midwest. They won the 2007 FFW series Championships together in their respective classes, dad in Mod Comp and Chris in Ultra-Stang, which was an awesome year!!

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“Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to win 7 Championships, a Most Feared Sportsman Driver in Gainesville 2000, a Money-Man (most cashes in a season at Jax Raceways in 2003) and was voted the NMRA’s 2016 Driver of Year for all racers combined.” says Chris.

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In 2011 he finished 2nd in the NMRA SST points and didn’t have the finances to travel race for a few seasons in 2012-2015. He did have a few local season points runner-up finishes in the Gainesville Raceway’s Sportsman and Open Comp classes. Then with the help from sponsors, family and friends, Chris started racing the NMRA series again in 2016 and finished #2 in the new Ford Muscle Class, then him and his wife Sarah purchased a 2016 3.7 Guard Green Mustang and was #2 in the NMRA Super Stang class in 2017.

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“I must admit; social media has opened many avenues to contact companies, share photos and race results and obtain and keep sponsors happy. Keith Keplinger from Keplinger Designs recently said, ‘No one works harder for their sponsors than Chris Parisi! And you can quote me on that!!'” — Chris

“I have a goal to win the NMRA Super Stang Championship this year and that means I’m going to be spending time in my favorite place at the end of a race weekend and that’s the Aerospace Components Winners Circle!!!” — Chris Parisi

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Chris Parisi Achievements

2010 JDM Engineering Super Stang World Champion

2009 JDM Engineering Super Stang World Champion

2008 Gainesville Raceway True Street Track Champion

2007 FFW Ultra Stang World Champion

2006 FFW F/Z World Champion

2003 Jax Raceways Sportsman Track Champion

2000 Gainesville Raceway Sportsman Track Champion

“I love the competition drag racing presents and especially bracket racing where anyone with a car and a desire can compete and win at multiple levels!!! Even with a daily driven car that they can drive to and from every event without having to trailer it like myself – giving sponsors basically 24/7/365 exposure!” says Chris.

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Celebrating in the Aerospace Components Winners Circle! Next Stop NMRA/NMCA: Atlanta ~JOIN US!~

Kimmy’s Garage and Aerospace Components are getting ready to attend the Atlanta race!

THIS WEEKEND: April 7th & 8th

500 E Ridgeway Rd, Commerce, GA 30529

Featuring True Street and Class/Bracket Winners!

This week we want to feature those who won on the NMCA/NMRA at Bradenton Motorsports Park 2018.

Winners of the Bradenton NMCA Race 2018:

Winners of the Bradenton NMRA Race 2018:

 

“The NMCA/NMRA has partnered with Aerospace Components for 8 years to present the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle – making the accomplishment of winning even more of a celebration. The Aerospace Components Winners Circle experience is second to none in the drag racing world, where every winner actually owns the winners circle for a period of time.”

Always a great celebration! Congratulations to all the winners!!

Looking forward to Atlanta!

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Pony Up with Lil Devil!

Kimmy’s Garage would like to feature racer Josh Flynt on today’s blog:

“Some say I’m chasing a dream… I like to think I’m living it!” this is how Josh Flynt feels about his love of racing! He feels blessed to have his own shop as well,  House of Stangs. He specializes in everything Mustang, so he’s always involved with some kind of race car. He is also the founder of a local mustang community, Pony UP and he hosts the Bay Area’s Fastest Race each month. 

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The car: 89 Foxbody. The original build started with just a stock coyote motor, 6 speed manual, and nitrous. The car proved it’s worthiness wherever it raced; from No PREP to half mile races. In the 1/8 mile it was a deadly combo against cars with twice the HP just because it worked so well! In the 1/2 mile races he was able to stop in half the time of every competitor!

Josh attributes this to his Aerospace Components brakes, “We all know these brakes are WORLD CLASS… BUT… the way my car rolls without dragging the brakes is what amazes me and a lot of friends! I’m proud to say I’ve converted a lot of friends to Aerospace… Yandro being one of the most recent! We are very lucky to have you guys around”

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Josh’s car is currently awaiting it’s debut at NMRA. The new build is a custom built Coyote Motor (Levin Motorsports), custom turbo kit (HR Fab), twin Borg Warner turbos, 6r80 transmission. He chose to put this flag at the front on the hood of his car in honor of everyone who ever made a sacrifice of service for this country! “If it wasn’t for them we ALL wouldn’t be able to what we do every day” says Josh.

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Josh is thankful for his support system of his amazing/inspiring wife Sydney and his 3 kiddos: Leo, Maddon, and Novi, as well as his Mom Joanne.

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“One quote I like to use a lot about a lot of things in life .. If you don’t challenge yourself and take the chance… you will never know the outcome! I would rather finish in ‘last place’ than never starting a race” states Josh.

 

Dynamic Duo: Tom and Eva

Kimmy’s Garage would like to feature Tom and Eva Ullery on today’s blog!

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Tom and Eva Ullery bought a red 2014 Mustang GT back in 2016 and one day decided to go to the racetrack to watch some drag racing. When they pulled up to the entrance to pay and watch, the attendant said “why not race your car?”. They looked at each other and said “why not!?”, they paid to race the car, rented some helmets and that is where it all started!

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Ever since that first race together, they have taken every opportunity to go back to the tracks and race the mustang. They have made some changes to the car to make her louder and faster.

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The engine and transmission are still stock,  so they added:

  • JLT Cold Air Intake

  • Kooks Headers

  • Barton Shifter

  • 90 Gears

  • Put on ET Pros Mickey Thompson tires

  • We also had an AWESOME tune done by Kevin Hand at WICKED Motorsports.  

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Even with minimal changes, Tom has run the car with his best ET of 11.58 with a 1.50 sixty foot in a quarter mile.  Eva has a best ET of 12.39 with a 1.70 sixty foot in a quarter mile.  “I know we will be getting faster soon.  We are having such a great time racing the car and also doing this together.” states Eva.

 

After learning so much about the industry and because they love it so much, Tom decided to get his own Mustang.  So a year later, they bought a 91 Mustang Notchback.  With the help and expertise of their good friend Rick Riccardi of Riccardi Racing, LLC, Tom is getting hands on training and doing lots of the work with Ricky. “I fell in love with racing and all the people involved with it and I’m just looking to go as fast as possible!” says Tom.

 

With the help of Dave Jack Cylinder Heads and Bob Oster Engine Builders, they are working to make this car a low 9 second car.  The equipment list includes:

  • It will have a 412 cubic inch engine

  • QA1 Suspension

  • UPR K-Member

  • Weldon Fuel System

  • Chassis work by Matt Wirt

  • Wiring by Rich Concato

  • Aerospace Components for brakes

“I want to just thank Aerospace Components for their top-of-the-line billet aluminum brakes!” says Tom.

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Tom and Eva are so excited to finish this car and get it on the track.  Keep a watch out!  

JUST RELEASED: Aerospace Components Wave Titanium Drag Race Front & Rear Rotors!

Aerospace Components is rolling out a new product:

*Wave Titanium Drag Race Front Rotors and Rear Rotors*

These rotors will fit any existing Aerospace Components Front or Rear Brake Kit!

Our billet brake calipers have built in zero-drag technology!

Using the NEW Titanium rotors versus Steel rotors ensures:

  • Titanium saves HALF the weight versus steel rotors

  • Less rotating mass weight

  • Non-corrosive

  • More durable than carbon fiber rotors

  • Faster ET’s

  • More miles per hour

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Front Rotor weight savings:

  • Only 1.9 pounds compared to the 5.6 pounds of steel rotors!

Rear Rotor weight savings:

  • Only 2.4 pounds compared to the 5.6 pounds of steel rotors!

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Save weight, increase speed!

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Keith Rhea’s Aerospace Components Titanium Brake Setup!

*MADE IN THE USA*

The Fastest Stick Shift Mustang in the World!!

Kimmy’s Garage would like to feature Yandro Ulloa on today’s blog!

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Setting the manual-trans record was never something Ulloa had ever considered. His original goal when he built this car was to go 9.99 but he got there quicker than expected! Ulloa decided to make the 12 hour drive to Bowling Green, KY for an NMRA event and went 8.98 when he knew his team had something special. They continued to tweak and tune which lead to a 8.52 at 170 test pass at Bradenton then returned to the lanes to make the legendary 8.47 @ 169 pass. Ulloa’s next goal is to be in the 7s before the end of the year and be the fastest stick US domestic car!

Features of the 1998 SVT Cobra Mustang:

 

  • 4.6L Mod Motor from Ford

  • Original stock block, crank, heads and intake (all original from this 20 year old car)

  • Aerospace Components brakes, made the car lighter and safer! 

    “Extremely sharp looking pieces that don’t only look good but work as good as they look!” says Ulloa of his Aerospace Components racing parts.

  • Manley rods, JE custom Pistons by Levin Motorsports Specs, Comp cams custom grind by Levin powered by twin Borg warner turbos S364.

  • Strange axles, spool, 1350 rear drive shaft yoke, c clip eliminator kit.

  • AEM infinity controls the power.

  • Power is being transferred through McLeod’s RXT1200, ARP Hardware Everywhere hold this thing together, Injector Dynamics send fuel, with a full Fore Innovations Fuel System custom by Levin Motorsports, Mickey Thompson tires have NEVER failed me either!

  • Transmission is a T56 Magnum from RPM.

  • The UPR light weight but very durable parts are great and it wouldn’t have been possible to run as well as I have. These parts have been on my car for almost 2 years now getting beat on with zero signs of stress.
  • High Revolution Fabrication and NXS Racing in Clearwater,Fl have been with me since the beginning, from setting pinion angle to fully built 8.8 custom rear end.  

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Ulloa states of his record breaking pass, “it felt like any other pass, fighting for my life making sure I don’t miss a gear never looking at speedometer so I had no clue of the speed till I got my ticket. I granny shifted the whole way down afraid something would go wrong with trany, but I’ll have it refreshed and inspected to make sure its ready for the next step!”

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“I’m just an AC guy that loves going down the track, and I want to make the mustang community proud with Original Ford Motors. This is really a dream come true and a VERY humbling experience with 1000s of people saying supportive things and enjoying this with me!” says Ulloa.

Ulloa recently visited Kimmy’s Garage and we are very excited to have him as part of our Aerospace Components Team!!

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Upgrade Your Ride With TITANIUM!

New Product Alert!

Aerospace Components
Titanium Drag Race Rotors

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These are a direct replacement for any front or rear brake kit.

The rear brake kit is currently available for purchase:

  • The titanium rear kits are only 2.6 lbs per side

  • The original steel kits are 5.6 lbs per side

  • This is a savings of 3 lbs per side or a total of 6 lbs of rotating weight!

You can use your original brake pads but replacing them with a new set is highly recommended!

Rear rotors start at $799 each.

Front rotors coming soon!

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George Pavell’s Smooth ’48 Fleetline

Kimmy’s Garage would like to feature George Pavell and his 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline!

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This 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline was an 11 year build, Pavell felt no urgency to complete it and he wanted to push himself and this car to a level most would not choose to go. He found the car in the state of New Jersey, and acquired the car in a trade for his old Cutlass. He traded a complete car for this Fleetline as a roller! “I was originally in search of a Deuce Nova for a pro touring build, but after running across this early fat fendered Chevy, I just knew the direction I had to build… one of the craziest fat fenders on the planet” states Pavell.

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The ’48 Fleetline is a true pro street with a back half. Pavell was aiming for a 50/50 build, 50% race car and 50% high end hot rod. This is not your traditional blower, parachute, wheelie bar car, but instead a race themed car with a ton of smooth and details, all done very subtly.

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Features of the 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline:

  • Solid roller 406 with 210 pro filer heads

  • 11.6.1 comp forged light weight internals

  • 850 quick fuel with simple plane ported hurricane intake

  • Roster t400 terminator tranny with a 3,500 Neil chance converter

  • Aluminum, PST driveshaft 9″ Ford with 31 spline axles and a Detroit locker

  • Aerospace Components front and rear disc brakes

  • Holeshot racing wheels and M/Ts tires 33×19.5 rears

  • Accuair air management system with ride tech double adjustable shock waves air ride

  • 4.56 gears

One of Pavell’s favorite parts of the car is the Aerospace Components disc brakes, “built by a great staff that were the most helpful of any vendor during this build” says Pavell.

 

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Interior details:

  • Designed by George Pavell and GP Graphic Designs and stitched up by DJ’s upholstery in Dover, Ohio

  • Consists of 3 cow hides of 2015 caddy escalade leather and suede

  • Custom built the entire interior to flow and wrap around the car to match the overall V theme of the car

  • Budnik steering wheel

 

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As for the body, “so many mods, but all done very subtly, absolutely every piece of metal on this car has been smoothed from the body to the motor block and tranny rear, etc. As well as every weld, the frame has been smoothed and painted body color.”

Pavell finished the car in July 2017 and has been awarded with 23 awards after 13 shows, with 6 of those being “Best of Show”. He is looking forward to a full 2018 show season!

 

February Build of the Month

This month we are featuring Steve Sloman: 1979 Trans Am

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Racer: Steve Sloman

** Pontiac Firebird 1979 Trans Am

  • 1979 trans am

  • Aerospace Components Brake Upgrade.
  • 4-Piston Front and Rear Street Brake Kits
  • Drilled Slotted & Nickel Plated Rotors
  • Steve’s dad bought it new

  • Only 24k original miles

  • It sat for 20 years and over the last year he has been getting it running and will eventually restore it fully

  • Main goal for it is to hit the occasional car show ~ We look forward to seeing this Trans Am at the car shows.